First day of the new year and an opportunity to jump all over our fitness goals! It was a cold and wintry morning, however 3 PAX made the hard decision to get after it. YHC had a perfect beatdown planned and 6-inches of fresh powder gave the men of F3 a chance to play in the snow. A GMI (Gloom Misery Index) of 29 was worth the badge!
PAX ran a couple laps around the parking lot, as it was the only thing plowed in the park! After blood was pumping a bit, a proper warm-up was called out:
SSH – IC x 20
Abe Vigottas – IC x 10
String Rippers – IC x 10
To keep PAX warm, we moseyed over to The Tundra, where…
YHC placed a few cones barely popped above the snow, which outlined where the Thang #1 Action would take place. The cones were about 50 yards apart. PAX would run from one end to the next and at each stop, would perform exercises adding 1 set each time (for example: run 50 yds and do 5 burpees; then run 50 yds and perform 5 burpees then 10 merkins, etc.). Each round of exercises were OYO and PAX would Al Gore for the 6. PAX would run to the next station together:
15 Carolina Dry Docks
30 (second) Plank
35 Slow Flutter Kicks (2 count)
40 Freddie Mercury (2 count)
PAX ran back to the original set of cones to finish Thang #1. YHC wanted to emphasis the most favorite of all exercises: the burpee. The instructions were simple: PAX would perform a progression of 5 deconstructed burpees with laps*** around the parking lot between:
5 squats followed by a lap
5 squats, 5 groaners followed by a lap
5 squats, 5 groaners, 5 merkins followed by a lap
5 squats, 5 groaners, 5 merkins, 5 groaners followed by a lap
5 squats, 5 groaners, 5 merkins, 5 groaners, 5 jump squats followed by a lap
PAX finished with
American Hammers – IC x 11
Fitness goals are always tops on New Year’s resolution, and it was great to see PAX hit the ground running. There are a lot of other areas for personal growth for us to focus 2022 on. As men and pillars of our selves, family, and community it is paramount to have strong mental and spiritual convictions, too. Breath Peace, my friends. And may 2022 be bright for all!!
Naked Man Moleskin:
* PAX frantically kicked out space to avoid being buried in snow
** Crowd pleaser in the snow!
*** PAX had to be careful as the lot was getting slippery